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Arab Spring Roils Israel's Energy Imports - and Israel

Aug 02, 2011 at 08:17 | John Daly

Israel's political relations, always tense, with Egypt, the Palestinian Authority and Lebanon have deteriorated since the Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in February by a popular uprising. One…

Oil and Misinformation: The Truth about Oil Companies

Aug 02, 2011 at 08:03 | Robert Rapier

In my travels around the globe, I have never been to another country that regards their oil companies as we do here in the U.S. I have actually been in…

Are High Fuel Taxes the Answer to Solving our Energy Problems?

Aug 02, 2011 at 07:52 | Kurt Cobb

Some time ago an economist with whom I had an extensive exchange suggested that the best way to incentivize an energy transition would be to tax what we don't want…

Venezuela to Compensate American Oil Companies for Nationalization?

Jul 29, 2011 at 07:51 | John Daly

If Cuba's Fidel Castro is America's favorite Latin American bête noire, then Venezuela's Hugo Chavez qualifies as Washington's reigning Prince of Darkness. In 1960, Fidel Castro nationalized US business…

The Offshore Oil Industry and Hurricane Season

Jul 29, 2011 at 07:29 | Dave Summers

The summer brings back Hurricane season, with the threat that such storms bring to the oil and gas well operations in the Gulf of Mexico. And the National Oceanic and…

Oil and Ethics: Why PEMEX Needs to Emulate Statoil

Jul 28, 2011 at 08:18 | Andrew Smolski

A lot of the problems that are happening with PEMEX is due to poor allocation of funds by the government. Whether they are overspending on social programs or just taking…

Energy Conservation: The Only Strategy to Avoiding Social and Economic Ruin

Jul 27, 2011 at 07:40 | Post Carbon

Energy conservation is our best strategy for pre-adapting to an inevitably energy-constrained future. And it may be our only significant option for averting economic, social, and environmental ruin. The world…

Petrobras and PEMEX: Opening Doors Through Oil

Jul 27, 2011 at 07:38 | Andrew Smolski

As written by this author last week, PEMEX is on the long road to privatization, however the government in México maybe has a different path through regional interconnection further…

Iran’s Dream for a Middle East Gas Pipeline

Jul 26, 2011 at 08:12 | John Daly

Nothing gets oilmen more excited than the idea of building pipelines from exotic, hard to reach places to seaports where the product of their endeavors can be shipped to lucrative…

Fusion Delusion and the $6.3 Quadrillion Mining Project

Jul 26, 2011 at 08:08 | Kurt Cobb

Several years ago a young boy asked me during a presentation if we might be able to pipe in oil and natural gas from the Moon or other planets. I…

War Over Privatizing Transneft Pipeline Monopoly Roils Russian Government

Jul 25, 2011 at 11:04 | John Daly

Ever since the December 1991 piece to implosion of the USSR, Western investors have hungrily eyed the post-Soviet space as a prime ground for plunder. Two decades later, Western investors…

Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar Subjected to Moscow’s Energy Arm Twisting

Jul 25, 2011 at 10:58 | Eurasianet

A shortage of Russian-supplied fuel is underscoring Mongolia’s dependency on its giant neighbor. Some experts and officials in Ulaanbaatar are now sounding like European Union leaders in Brussels in publicly…

Why Less Energy Consumption Can be a Good Thing

Jul 21, 2011 at 08:06 | Kurt Cobb

I now make it a staple of my public talks on energy to ask who in the audience has been to Europe. Usually many hands rise. I then explain that…

The Energy at the Earth’s Core

Jul 21, 2011 at 08:04 | Andy Soos

What spreads the sea floors and moves the continents? What melts iron in the outer core and enables the Earth’s magnetic field? Heat. Geologists have used temperature measurements from more…

PEMEX and the long road to privatization

Jul 20, 2011 at 07:29 | Andrew Smolski

Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) is the state-owned oil company (and natural gas) of México, which since the 90’s has been discussed for privatization like many other state-owned companies in México. The…

Environmentalists vs Oilmen: The Battle for Canada’s Oil Sands

Jul 20, 2011 at 07:28 | Post Carbon

The climate problem has moved from the abstract to the very real in the last 18 months.  Instead of charts and graphs about what will happen someday, we’ve got real-time…

Shipping Industry to be Regulated for Energy Efficiency and Carbon Emissions

Jul 20, 2011 at 07:25 | Energy Digital

The United Nations approves new rules that mandate energy efficiency and carbon emissions improvements for the shipping industry. Roughly 50,000 ships carry 90 percent of the worlds trade cargo every…

Fuel Taxes vs Fuel Economy: Are Stricter Fuel Economy Standards a Good Idea?

Jul 19, 2011 at 07:59 | Ed Dolan

According to news reports, the Obama administration is talking to automakers about raising the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard for passenger cars to 56.2 miles per gallon by 2025, more…

Petroleum Propaganda: Depletion vs Development

Jul 15, 2011 at 10:16 | Post Carbon

Which sounds better? A) The Obama administration should be doing more to develop U.S. oil-and-gas reserves. Or, B) The Obama administration should be doing more to deplete U.S. oil-and-gas reserves.…

World Stock Markets Over-Exposure to Fossil Fuels Putting Investors at Risk

Jul 13, 2011 at 07:46 | Charlotte Dudley

The world’s stock markets are over-exposed to fossil fuels, putting investors at risk of a ‘carbon bubble’, according to a report by research group Carbon Tracker Initiative which calls for…

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